Now Accepting Applications
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Dear Current and Recent Graduate Students:

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows until August 25, 2015.

The CPFP is a postdoctoral training program open to scientists, researchers, and clinicians in the fields of cancer prevention and control.

As part of the program, fellows receive:

  • The opportunity to obtain an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Research opportunities exist across the spectrum of cancer prevention research, including: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, social and behavioral sciences, and engineering 
  • Competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and a travel allowance to attend scholarly meetings or trainings.

The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).

Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

Possess an M.D., Ph.D., J.D., or other doctoral degree in a related discipline or must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements by June 2016.

Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.

Have no more than five years relevant postdoctoral experience.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and application details, please visit our website,, or contact Additional program details can also be found in the comprehensive Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Catalog.

Please share this unique postdoctoral training opportunity in the fields of cancer prevention and control with your contacts across the biomedical, health, and related disciplines.

I appreciate you helping us reach potential fellows and achieve our goal to train leaders in the fields of cancer prevention and control.



David E. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program